Better Business Bureau gives advice on avoiding scams during 2013

New year, but same old scams taking people

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - As 2013 gets started it's time to develop some good habits when it comes to your personal information.

23ABC sat down with the Better Business Bureau to learn ways to dodge those too good to be true traps.

BBB's local branch manager, Connie Alarcon, explained, "it's not a new scam coming out, it's the same stuff, it's just a new year."

With a new year always comes new opportunities but whether you're signing a contract for a credit card or something as simple as a gym membership Alarcon advises reading the fine print.

Alarcon said, "make sure you read the terms and conditions. Understand and know what you're getting yourself into and know that it's not always free."

If you are suspicious of any kind of business or online deal Alarcon urges you to do your research and the BBB can help. "It doesn't matter if they're out of state or out of the country, we'll have information. We have a national database and so any information they're looking for will be in that rating or business review" said Alarcon.

Click on the link below to investigate any businesses you might be weary of.

http://www.bbb.org/

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